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The Queen’s funeral will be held on 19th September

The Queen’s funeral will be held on 19th September

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the date for the Queen's funeral

The Queen's funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11am, the Duke of Norfolk has confirmed.

The Queen’s coffin will be taken by road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh tomorrow (11 September), with the procession expected along Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral.

Her Majesty's coffin will then be flown to London and will remain at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, 13 September.

The Queen will then lie in state for four days in Westminster Hall starting from Wednesday 14 September.

Details regarding the Queen's funeral have been announced.
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The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey and there will be a committal service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prince Philip will be moved from the Royal Vault so he can be laid to rest with his wife.

News of the Queen's death was confirmed by the Buckingham Palace, which issued a statement on Thursday evening.

The statement announced that the 96-year-old monarch had died 'peacefully' at Balmoral in Scotland.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," it read.

"The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

King Charles III was proclaimed King today at a meeting of the Accession Council.

Making a statement during his first Privy Council meeting shortly afterwards, he said of his late mother: "Her reign was unequalled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion.

The service will take place at Westminster Abbey.
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"Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life.

"I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty which have now passed to me."

King Charles' son Prince William, now Prince of Wales, also released a statement today.

He said: "On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute. So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign.  

“I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.  

“My wife had had twenty years of her guidance and support. My three children have got to spend holidays with her and create memories that will last their whole lives.  

“She was by my side at my happiest moments. And she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. 

“I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real."

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